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John Thirtle (1948–1995)

John Thirtle was born on August 25, 1948 in London, England. He is known for his work on The Dark Crystal (1982), The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992) and Muppet Treasure Island (1996). He died on June 5, 1995 in London. See full bio »

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(age 46) in London, England, UK

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Known For

The Dark Crystal Special Effects
(1982)
The Muppet Christmas Carol Additional Muppet Performer
(1992)
Muppet Treasure Island Additional Muppet Performer
(1996)
Button Moon Additional Crew
(1980-1988)

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 1990-1992 Spitting Image (TV Series) (puppeteer - 10 episodes)
- Election Special 1992 (1992) ... (puppeteer)
- Episode #11.6 (1991) ... (puppeteer)
- Episode #11.5 (1991) ... (puppeteer)
- Episode #11.4 (1991) ... (puppeteer)
- Episode #10.6 (1990) ... (puppeteer)
 1989-1991 Rod, Jane and Freddy (TV Series) (puppeteer - 2 episodes)
- Friends (1991) ... (puppeteer)
- Emotions 1 (1989) ... (puppeteer)
  Button Moon (TV Series) (puppeteer - 24 episodes, 1980 - 1983) (playboard puppets - 3 episodes, 1987 - 1988)
- Talent Show (1988) ... (playboard puppets)
- Button Moon Boat Race (1988) ... (playboard puppets)
- Cows on Button Moon (1987) ... (playboard puppets)
- Looking for Button Moon (1983) ... (puppeteer)
- The Lion and the Mouse (1982) ... (puppeteer)
 1986 T-Bag Strikes Again (TV Series) (puppeteer - 1 episode)
- Professor Pockets (1986) ... (puppeteer)
 1985 Wonders in Letterland (TV Series) (puppeteer - 1 episode)
- Debbie in the Land of V (1985) ... (puppeteer)
 1980 We'll Tell You a Story (TV Series) (puppeteer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.9 (1980) ... (puppeteer)
 1978 Doctor Who (TV Series) (puppeteer - 2 episodes)
- The Stones of Blood: Part Four (1978) ... (puppeteer - uncredited)
- The Stones of Blood: Part Three (1978) ... (puppeteer - uncredited)
 1978 Shadows (TV Series) (magic adviser - 1 episode)
- And Now for My Next Trick... (1978) ... (magic adviser)
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 1996 Muppet Treasure Island
Additional Muppet Performer
 1992 Spooks of Bottle Bay (TV Series)
 1992 The Muppet Christmas Carol
Additional Muppet Performer (voice)
 1989-1991 Rod, Jane and Freddy (TV Series)
Wilbur
- Friends (1991) ... Wilbur (voice)
- Emotions 1 (1989) ... Wilbur (voice)
 1986 T-Bag Strikes Again (TV Series)
The Hooter
- Professor Pockets (1986) ... The Hooter
 1985 Wonders in Letterland (TV Series)
The Vulture
- Debbie in the Land of V (1985) ... The Vulture (voice)
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  Rod, Jane and Freddy (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 1989 - 1991) (writer - 1 episode, 1991)
- Friends (1991) ... (performer: "Wilbur" - uncredited) / (writer: "Wilbur" - uncredited)
- Emotions 1 (1989) ... (performer: "If You Sing My Song" - uncredited)
 1985 Wonders in Letterland (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Debbie in the Land of V (1985) ... (performer: "Green, Spinach and Aubergines" - uncredited)
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 1982 The Dark Crystal (creature fabricator: "Skeksis" unit)
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 1991 The Wild Bunch (TV Series) (puppet maker - 1991)
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 1992 Spooks of Bottle Bay (TV Series) (producer)
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